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Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
I am a textile artist living on the Suffolk Essex border. I am a member of the Out of the Fold Textile Group and the newly formed Spotlight Textiles. I am the Principal Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK in person and via zoom. With a foot in both camps I am also a member of the QGBI and the specialist Contemporary Quilt Group and STARS (formerly Suffolk West Embroiderers Guild)

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Thread Bowls Workshop

 These are a set of 'Fire and Ice' bowls developed to offer as a new one day workshop.

Blue ice bowl 9" diameter

Fire Bowl 10" diameter

   Made using water soluble film, glitzy sheers, and       LOTS of thread.

 'Fire' bowl adds copper paper lame in for some extra   sheen

Jagged ice bowl 12" diameter

'Jagged ice' bowl proved a little trickier owing to the jagged edge, but LOTS MORE stitching proved successful

Workshops can be booked for a group at a cost of £195 per day plus travelling costs. Or as online live Zoom workshop at £10 per person (Minimum of 10 required)

To book please email maryelmcintosh@gmail.com

Friday, 13 November 2020

Putting on the Glitz online workshop

I am delighted that the 'Putting on the Glitz' two day workshop is now available as an online video workshop through Oliven. The video workshop is £10 or £25 with a full pack of materials available in three different colourways - coppers, greens or blues.
https://youtu.be/EQ4l8_V-Pww       Click here to see a trailer for the workshop
https://www.oliven.co.uk/courses/   Click here to book

This is the green piece used as the teaching example in the video workshop. Worked onto a base of black velvet. Layers of leaves created using acrylic and fabric paints, bonded sheer organzas, transfoils and glitter film.

The watery blue piece is also shown in the video workshop using the same techniques and materials but using a range of blue paints, fabrics, foils and film. 

Glitzy bark uses the copper pack of materials with a range of silver, gold and copper. 
The 'Putting on the Glitz 'packs contain:
12" x 20" piece of cotton velvet
Three pieces of bonded sheer organza (approx 6" x 10")
Three transfoils (approx 6" x 10")
Three glitter films (approx 4" x 3")
Piece of bondaweb
Set of instructions
Contents of pink pack shown

The packs are available from Oliven or directly from me. Cost £15.00 plus £1 P&P
Other colourways available Pinks/Purples/Reds/Greys
Email: maryelmcintosh@gmail.com to place an order